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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,075 People

    gabs4help gabs4help 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I don't even have the energy to discuss

    why I'm sad anymore. It's been like 4-5 years. I try to be happy but it's never permanent. I am such a bother, an annoyance. I don't know why anyone would even bother to talk to me anymore.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had to tell myself life is

    for living. I got very down before. I keep trying to tell myself this not I am useless etc.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I find it really hard to accept I am depressed,

    and even saying that I doubt myself. My mum is certain that I am, and when I tell people about my life I realise that it makes a lot of sense. But when I think about it myself, I can't help but feel that I could be feeling better, and it is my personality making me feel bad. Or...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I just want to play it

    out, like it's a game, see what happens, and then there's the "I really want to be happy I want change" but idk. . . My sad songs I can relate to aren't cutting it anymore, I'm putting on a lot of weight, though, if I'm real down I won't eat for days. Even I know this is...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 2 days ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm getting depressed again

    and I don't know if I should use my money for therapy, alcohol or pills..
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    It goes up and down..

    . The main thing that's putting me in it is family and students at school... Things that bring me up are drill team or my schools dance team and a certain group of friends however... It seems to always find me.. And it hurts... The things that mainly contribute to it are the...
    lilybunny944 lilybunny944 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm already depressed

    as it is now I come back home from school to get screamed at by my dad..
    Alderp Alderp 13-15, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I wish things get better.

    .. one night I was feeling so overwhelmed by so many **** like "what if this happened what if that happened" then idk I couldn't stop over thinking I've been crying at night for so many times and I don't know what to do.. That night I even thought about my death, how I would...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    depression is the lowest feeling.

    ..sure they say life isnt meant to be easy..well how about we change that to life is meant to be easy and everyone in this world share the money around so noone is broke and everyone owns a house car and boats...How about people looking after eachother like humanity should in...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    It's been a while since I've had a happy time

    in my life. Yes I've had good days but I'm taking about when I felt like everything was good with no worries. I think it started in 2011 when I realized life was not going to be as I hoped it would. It seems like my emotions went downhill since then. I fake smiles for everyone...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Really having kinda a depressing day today :(

    would like someone to talk to.
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm crying... I don't want to be female anymore

    or with these people.. In the bible I have to be submissive.... HAVE, even if I am..what about all those domanant woman.. I believe in God yet church seems so uncomfortable and judging and religious for me.. I hate that minors have no right And I'm forced to go.. As a female I...
    lilybunny944 lilybunny944 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    A "friend" just told me

    that my problems aren't real, that other people have it worse than me such as kids in Africa starving. I just don't know how to respond to that. Maybe my problems aren't real at all. I hate this so much.
    Jinyung Jinyung 18-21, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    What's really weird is

    that I read these posts on suicide forums and depression forums, of people who are in very dark places in their life. But they all have a similarity which is that they have a love for a parent, or boyfriend/girlfriend, best friend or some aspiration that keeps them from suicide...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I need to have something big happen to make me

    happy, or feel any strong emotion. I need a lover to make me feel satisfaction, and I can't seem to enjoy being in people's company anymore. I don't really want to keep feeling so dull and lifeless, so I hurt myself and I try to let the pain give me something to look forward to...
    wetgirl21 wetgirl21 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 13 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I don't really like to label my feelings.

    I am not very convinced I am depressed. I would probably more likely fill the criteria for bpd with all it's over sensitivity and difficulties with regulation, but it has such an unfortunate label. It is all a pattern and I know about patterns. Anxiety, frenzy, recklessness...
    Author1980 Author1980 31-35, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    tired of fighting. tired of trying.

    tired of trudging though the muck of my mind and tired to fighting off the demons. tied of being strong. tired of forcing myself to keep going.... my battle with my depression is less a screaming war, anymore, than a quiet resistance. Now instead of actively fighting i just...
    Gia2222 Gia2222 18-21 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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